The Best Colleges for a 31 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 31?

With a 31 on the ACT, these are the colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 200 schools where a 31 ACT places you within or slightly outside the middle fifty percent of admitted students. The colleges are ranked by their position on our best colleges ranking. They represent the better schools you have a competitive chance of getting into and those which have historically accepted a 31 ACT score. Keep in mind, an ACT score alone won't get you admitted. It's equally important to have the GPA that the college is expecting for incoming students.

Is a 31 on the ACT a good score?

Yes, a score of 31 it is extremely good. It places you in the top 95th percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT entrance exam this year. The score indicates you've done a significantly above above average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test.

For comparison purposes, a 31 on the ACT converts to a 1400 on the SAT based on the College Board / ACT concordance. Not all colleges report both SAT and ACT score admission data so you should check our comparable listings for both standardized tests to find academically similar schools.

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Displaying 200 target schools where your ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted applicants. You have a competitive chance at being accepted but admission is not a sure thing. Hint: You also have 36 reach schools and 1,040 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1270/1450
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 1,930
    • Tuition:$54,686
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 37%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 43%
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    Occidental College

    • SAT Range 1290/1430
    • ACT Range 30/32
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,844
    • Tuition:$54,820
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 38%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 38%
    • SAT Range 1330/1500
    • ACT Range 29/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.81
    • Students: 7,895
    • Tuition:$53,880
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 43%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 43%
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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    • SAT Range 1280/1440
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 4.1
    • Students: 52,218
    • Tuition:$6,381
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 49%
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    University of Florida

    • SAT Range 1220/1420
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 7,961
    • Tuition:$53,932
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 36%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 44%
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    Pepperdine University

    • SAT Range 1230/1480
    • ACT Range 27/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.8*
    • Students: 51,832
    • Tuition:$10,610
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 43%
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    The University of Texas at Austin

    • SAT Range 1220/1400
    • ACT Range 27/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.75*
    • Students: 2,613
    • Tuition:$54,420
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 27%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 39%
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    Skidmore College

    • SAT Range 1250/1430
    • ACT Range 29/32
    • Average HS GPA 4.2
    • Students: 17,331
    • Tuition:$50,226
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 32%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 40%
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    University of Miami

    • SAT Range 1330/1480
    • ACT Range 30/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.85*
    • Students: 6,929
    • Tuition:$52,202
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 41%
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    Stevens Institute of Technology

    • SAT Range 1240/1430
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.87
    • Students: 22,013
    • Tuition:$9,816
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 30%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 38%
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    California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, a score of 31 it is extremely good. The score puts you in the top 95th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 31 ACT score.

Carleton College, Wellesley College and Emory University are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 31 ACT score.

A 31 ranks in the top 95th percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

A 31 converts to a 1400 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1400 SAT score.